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chef free

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  • Birthday 06/04/1960

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    Oakland
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    Bootleg trading, Hendrix, Gov't Mule, Allmans, Garcia/Dead, the Blues, Mountain Bikes, Pirate Radio, astronomy, being outside, BBQ, beer.

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  1. chef free

    What Made You Un-Happy Today ?

    The city I live in has a once-a-year FREE trash pick up. You can put out two large appliances, like refrigerators or washers, or two large pieces of furniture, couches or mattresses, four tires, and up to 30 large trash bags. Did I mention it's free? HOWEVER, people dump trash in great piles around the city! WTF?
  2. chef free

    The True King of Rock and Roll

    I get exactly what you are saying! I would much rather put on music by Chuck Berry or Little Richard, (or Carl Perkins, or Bo Diddley or Eddie Cochran or ...). HOWEVER, Elvis Presley is and was the undisputed "King of Rock and Roll", because he brought the music to the people and sparked the Rock and Roll revolution. As John Lennon said, "Before Elvis, there was nothing."
  3. chef free

    Led Zeppelin to do a Live streaming service

    Not as succinctly. 😉
  4. chef free

    Led Zeppelin to do a Live streaming service

    If you buy a DAC (digital audio converter), you can hook up your computer (and all your other digital devices) to your hifi (and all your analog devices).
  5. chef free

    The accidental Telecaster creation

    It's possible that you melted some of the varnish insulation off of the wire coils in the pick ups. That would shorten the wire decreasing the output. Are you running your amp a bit hotter now to get the same volume?
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    Ticks

    Weird fun fact about the Western Fence lizard (AKA Blue Belly): studies have shown Lyme disease is lower in areas where the lizards occur. When ticks carrying Lyme disease feed on these lizards' blood, a protein in the lizard's blood kills the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The infection is therefore cleared and the tick no longer carries Lyme disease.
  7. chef free

    BON APPÉTIT! What Are You Eating?

    I've dry brined a bunch of chicken thighs and legs. I was told it makes the skin really crispy. I'm smoking them with some cherry wood...
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    Remembering contributors on this LZ Forum

    It really bugs me that a few people (always the same ones) still feel entitled to spew their politics here even though it's expressly forbidden. Come on folks, there are literally thousands of websites where you are welcome to express your political opinions, but this is not one of them. I wish the admin would enforce their own rules and simply delete the petty political posturing that goes on around here, so the rest of us can discuss the greatest rock band of all time.
  9. That's why I said "mostly bacteria"... I know that a strong possibility exists that there are other intelligent living things in our universe.
  10. I'm confident that there are other "living things" in our universe but I'll bet it's mostly bacteria. Our planet/moon system seems pretty unique, places this stable, a necessity for long term evolution, seem to be rare. Plus the distances involved and Einstein's "speed limit" would seem to prohibit contact between us. I have wondered about the "multiverse" theory of multiple universes stacked on each other. Maybe "space aliens", "haunted houses", "ascended masters", sightings of the "Virgin Mary" "Buddha", "Krishna", "Allah" etc. could all be moments of universes crossing over into each other.
  11. From another interview: Dr Grimes said: "Not everyone who believes in a conspiracy is unreasonable or unthinking. I hope that by showing how eye-wateringly unlikely some alleged conspiracies are, some people will reconsider their anti-science beliefs." "This will of course not convince everyone; there’s ample evidence that belief in conspiracy is often ideological rather than rational, and that conspiracy theories thrive in an echo chamber. This makes challenging the more odious narratives much more difficult. If we are to address the multitudinous difficulties facing us as a species, from climate change to geo-politics, then we need to embrace reality over ideologically motivated fictions. To this end, we need to better understand how and why some ideas are entrenched and persistent among certain groups despite the evidence, and how we might counteract this." The paper, On the viability of conspiratorial beliefs, is published online by PLOS ONE on 26 January 2016 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147905). The two other conspiracies used to provide baseline data were: The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment: A US Public Health Service study following African-American men with syphilis denied them access to penicillin when it became available from around 1947, in order to continue a study of the decline engendered by the disease. While questions were raised from the 1960s, the unethical study was revealed by whistle-blower Dr Peter Buxten in 1972. The Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic scandal: Dr Frederic Whitehurst wrote hundreds of letters to his superiors raising concerns about the pseudo-scientific nature of many FBI forensics tests, which had led to the convictions of innocent people, including a number executed for their apparent crimes. When it became apparent that no action was being taken, Dr Whitehurst went public in 1998. Case reviews continue.
  12. Here's a different take on "Conspiracy Theories", how long could they remain secret? Many conspiracies have been revealed, read about formally secret conspiracies here: https://www.rd.com/culture/conspiracy-theories-that-turned-out-to-be-true/ But why were they revealed? A physicist studied this, Dr David Grimes, from Oxford University, and devised an equation to determine how long a conspiracy can be kept secret. It is based on three factors: the number of conspirators involved, the amount of time that has passed, and the intrinsic probability of a conspiracy failing. Read more here: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35411684
  13. chef free

    Happy 50th Anniversary

    50 years so far...
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